First baby photo (Gen 15:2) by coach Pat

13 Sep First baby photo (Gen 15:2) by coach Pat

Zygote-image1O Lord God, what good will your gifts be, if I keep on being childless. ~ Gen 15:2
Reflection: Today’s image is an initial human cell (zygote) at conception, somebody’s first baby photo! While studying embryology at the 2011 Vita Institute, I was taken by how the zygote looks like a communion host, the Eucharist, the Body of Christ. The cell’s surrounding corona radiata is like a monstrance, the vessel for the Eucharist. The Eucharist doesn’t look like Jesus, and the zygote doesn’t look like a person. However, the Eucharist is completely Jesus, and your zygote is completely you!
Challenge:  If you can’t see Jesus in the Eucharist, read Jn 6:35-69 for clarification. If you can’t see your neighbor in the zygote, just wait a few weeks for magnification. Not a coincidence that the verse number referencing those who walked away from Christ is Jn 6:66, as Satan’s reference number is 666. For those who stayed (Jn 6:68), “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.” Don’t walk away from the Truth, run to receive Jesus.
Pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion.  Add Prayers.
Inspiration: “This must be what a runner feels after completing a marathon, I thought. It must hurt all over, but the exhilaration of finishing the race makes all the pain worth it. That’s just how I feel!” ~ LIFE Runner Abby Johnson (the day she resigned from Planned Parenthood)
All In Christ for Pro-Life!
* Dr. Pat Castle is the coach and founder of the National LIFE Runners Team which was inspired by his encounter with St. Padre Pio near the finish of the 2006 Pikes Peak Ascent race. Full Intro.  

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  • Doug
    Posted at 1:10 PM, 18 October 2017 Reply

    Awesome devotional today.

    I particularly like the statement “….Don’t walk away from the Truth, run to receive Jesus”.

    I think the Truth is revealed around us. I must be disposed to be aware that God is trying to show me the Truth …. possibly through the Holy Spirit who could be speaking through those around me.